Archive for August, 2010

No Bacon at The Bacon Mansion

Monday, August 30, 2010 Review by Brian
The Bacon Mansion

The Bacon Mansion

OMGAH – I want to stay here on my next visit to Seattle!

“Located in the Historical Harvard-Belmont Landmark District, most of the original floor plan and exterior has been retained. In 1984, a great fire burned 60% of the interior and necessitated major renovation. Fortunately, Bacon Mansion’s massive walls spared the glass and wood pocket doors found in the “day rooms.” Opening as The Broadway Guest House in 1985, this unique bed and breakfast is now a stately residence for all who enter.”

Oh, but wait:

We serve a heart-healthy(no bacon), all you can eat, expanded continental breakfast every morning. On the sideboard, we put out three kinds of cereals, milk, three kinds of juices, freshly made fruit salad, and a large bowl of yogurt for you to help yourself.  We bake fresh muffins every morning and have them on the table with butter, jam, cream and sugar.  We will serve you as much freshly ground French Roast Coffee or Tazo Tea as you would like.  While our normal breakfast hours are 8:30 to 9:30, guests may request something earlier, or if before 7:30, we will set up in your room whatever you would like from the above offerings the day before.  Our dining room table seats 14, we have guests come at various times, and we reset the table when needed.  We have opted not to have reserved seating times, and guests rarely have to wait for a seat.  In the summer months, we can set up a four-top on the covered porch outside of the living room.

We Love BaconScotch!

Scotch on the Rocks for 100 years?

Sunday, August 29, 2010 Review by judywrites

Yes, it is true. A crate of Scotch whisky was found trapped in the ice in the Antarctic for a century.

Scotch on the Rocks

The crate was opened last week….but, sorry, that is all that is happening. It will never pass the lips of all of those scotch lovers. The scotch is being preserved for its historical significance. You can read all about it here….

Baconopolis The Third

Friday, August 27, 2010 Review by Andrew

On Wednesday the 25th we had the opportunity to participate in Baconopolis at Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom.

This was the third installment of Baconopolis and it was scheduled out of season, it usually happens late winter / early spring. Tom decided to bump up the date to accommodate his friend Ari Weinzweig’s visit to Seattle. Ari is a founder of Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor Michigan and food author.

The recipes for the event came from Weinzweig’s new book – Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon and the bacon was supplied by Seattle’s own Bavarian Meats.

Here’s what was served:

1. Zingerman’s Pimento Cheese
2. Kieron’s Grilled Plantain with Mustard and Bacon
3. Dutch Bacon and Gouda Potato Salad
4. Mac and Grease
5. Cheddar Bacon Scones
6. Apple Bacon Crisp
7. Devils on Horseback (bacon wrapped prunes)
8. American Fry Bread with Lardo

Although everything was very good, our favorites were the Dutch Bacon and Gouda Potato Salad and the Apple Bacon Crisp.

As shown in a previous post they were serving up drinks ala BaconScotch. The #1 drink on the menu was the Makers Mark Bacon and Maple Martini. It included a strip of bacon, just like our classic logo! Imagine our delight!

We had the opportunity to talk to Ari about his new book and even picked up a coveted signed copy at the event. We are poring over the book and will be trying out / posting our thoughts on the recipes shortly, stay tuned!

All in all, another excellent Baconopolis thanks to Tom Douglas and his staff. It always makes us proud to be able to represent the Seattle Bacon Scene.

Bacon Infused Old Fashion

Thursday, August 26, 2010 Review by Brian

We Love BaconScotch!

Baconopolis has hit the mark (for us)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Review by Andrew

Bacon Makers Mark Maple Manhattan at Baconopolis 3